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Photo of the Day: Hot Cells for Fighting Cancer

June 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

The highly radioactive materials used to produce these critical isotopes can only be handled remotely inside hot cells, which are heavily shielded concrete containments with leaded glass windows to...

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First Non-Invasive Thought-Controlled Leg Takes Bionic Leap Forward

June 9, 2015 12:54 pm | by MDT Staff | News | Comments

When sculptor Terry Karpowicz was 27 years old, he lost his right leg to a motorcycle accident. Since then, he has navigated life with a series of...

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Optical Shutter and Rotary Solenoid Device Pairings

June 9, 2015 12:52 pm | by DACO Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

DACO Instruments announces the global launch of its advanced optical shutter and rotary solenoid device pairings. Combined, the technologies provide industry-leading power efficiency and customization...

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The Engineer’s Guide to Product Publicity

June 9, 2015 11:21 am | by Venmark International | Product Releases | Comments

A new white paper for engineers and other non-marketing small business owners that explains what publicity can accomplish from an integrated marketing standpoint and features 10 rules for preparing effective...

Serial Number Labels

June 9, 2015 11:16 am | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom engineered serial number and barcode labels that can be enhanced with logos, service instructions, warnings, and other data are available from Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford...

Medical Device Excise Tax: Patient Care, Local Economies at Stake

June 9, 2015 9:45 am | by MedTech Association | Blogs | Comments

There are many statistics and figures that get cited on both sides of the debate on repealing the medical device tax, but there is one number that cannot be contested: 1,000. That is the approximate number of patient groups, innovators...

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Molecular MRI Aims at Component of Multiple Cancers

June 9, 2015 9:30 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

A relatively new biomarker called prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is the bullseye for three new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents that bind to the protein in not only prostate cancer, but a range of tumor types, according to research...

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Medtronic Accelerates Path to Artificial Pancreas

June 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic announced results from the European User Evaluation of the MiniMed 640G system, which demonstrated that the pump’s exclusive technology can reduce...

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Long-Term Post-Stroke Pain Relief with Weekly Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

June 9, 2015 8:50 am | by International Neuromodulation Society | News | Comments

Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term relief for patients who continued for one year...

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Microscope Technique Could Speed Identification of Deadly Bacteria

June 9, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new way of rapidly identifying bacteria, which requires a slight modification to a simple microscope, may change the way doctors approach treatment for patients who develop potentially deadly infections and may also help the food industry...

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Involve Your Tubing Manufacturer in the Earliest Stages of Design

June 9, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Tighter tolerances allow for smaller, micro extrusions and more precision applications. With micro extrusions we are now able to go inside the body for ophthalmic, neurology, and cardiology applications. Advancements are enabling thin wall...

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Ultrasound and Algorithms to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Babies

June 9, 2015 8:30 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed...

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Sing Your Way into Better Health

June 8, 2015 3:19 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

This past Sunday, I had the extreme privilege to sing at Carnegie Hall. But I’m not writing this merely to sing my own praises. It turns out that singing in a choir can vastly improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients. Although memories may...

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Drive/Motor Combo

June 8, 2015 3:08 pm | by Siemens | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens Industry Inc. announces the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to select the optimum solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control...

Medical Electronics that ‘Melt’ Away Inside the Body

June 8, 2015 2:37 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The ability to have electronic components "melt" away just as bioresorbable technologies have done so in the past is quite exciting and could be used in an array of medical applications. Following a complicated procedure, a dissolvable...

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